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Heres my Monthly Goals Round Up August.
As August comes to a close and we start a new school year too; I’ve rounded up my August goals and explained which were a success and which were a bit of a flop!
Business – Monthly Goals Round Up August
Keep to my blog post schedule. Success! Yes, I’ve managed to just about keep to my new schedule.
I say just about as I did miss a post this Monday just gone, as I’ve decided I can’t, at the minute talk about my anxiety, I just can’t find the right words!
Start getting comfortable with posting regularly on social media. Success! I’m doing much better on social media, I’ve been making plans for scheduling and managing to post something daily on Twitter and pin on Pinterest, so I’m moving in the right direction!
Get my eBay listings up to 50 and keep them there! Fail 🙁 the summer holidays just took over!
Go sourcing new stock at least once a week. Another fail unfortunately again the summer holidays were my priority.
Personal – Monthly Goals Round Up August
Continue working towards becoming healthier eating, drinking more water and exercising. Partial success! I’ve been working on my sleeping patterns, drinking more water and trying to cut done significantly on coffee and energy drinks, however, I’ve still not got a good system going for healthy eating (for myself – our son eats a well-balanced diet!) nor am I exercising.
Continue to read daily. A partial success I guess! When I wrote this I meant reading more books. What has actually happened is I’ve been continuing to read blog posts and articles from Pinterest.
Do another hair dye. Success! I’m now a light brown, with the remnants of my blue streak at the front! lol
Continue working on my goal setting strategy. Success – I’ve spent most of the month trialling different goal setting techniques which I’m going to explain more thoroughly in another post. So I can implement the system for September.
Family – Monthly Goals Round Up August
Spend plenty of time with Little Rick (our son) and as a family doing various fun things, trips to the park, playing toys and games, days out, lots of fun stuff. Success!
We have had a lovely fun pack holiday. I love the summer holidays and having our son at home, yes I make all the jokes about being frazzled and on the go constantly, but honestly, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Ok some things like eBay had to take a back seat and this means going forward our finances will reduce, but I’ll have to work super hard through the coming months to make up, then next year have a better plan in place to prepare for the next summer holidays.
Work out the family budget for the next 3 months. Massive fail!
I have to put this at the top of my to-do list for September we’ve been without a budget now for about 6 weeks and I honestly feel lost without it!
Conclusions – Monthly Goals Round Up August
So, all in all, I don’t feel as though I’ve made massive leaps towards my yearly goals but I’m happy that even though it was the summer holidays I have made progress in some areas other than having fun with my son, so I’ll take the small wins.
September has always been a bit of a fresh start for me; ever since I was back in school. I’ve heard some people (like Emma Drew from Emmadrew.info) refer to September as a second January and I totally get that.
So my goals for September will be following a bit more of a system which I’ve been putting together over the last few months and hopefully, this will enable me to start making good progress towards my long-term goals.
Do you set monthly goals? Or are you planning on starting goal setting? Do you have problems on occasion or are you on the mark and managing your to-do list like a boss! I’d honestly love to know